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Friday, October 21, 2005

Employee Pricing

What’s the deal with this “employee pricing” frenzy? GM, Chrysler, and Ford are or were offering consumers cars at the same prices the company employees pay. Typically, employees pay 2-3 percent under the dealer’s invoice price, in addition to any applicable rebates or dealer incentives. Apparently, employee pricing only applies to boring cars, and it is nothing more than one more way to cut the price.

I saw a billboard advertising houses at employee prices. Do homebuilders’ employees receive discounts on the houses they build? I would guess that most of the laborers probably could not afford to live in the houses they build, even with “employee pricing.”

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